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  1. I'm looking for the front end parts for the monogram 70 roadrunner or gtx kit. Gluebomb, junker, prebuilt parts body will do. Specifically I need the drivers side fender cut from the body shell, hood, grille and front bumper parts. Condition isn't too important. Stuff to trade. Thank you.
  2. Exactly. Thus exposing the achillies heel of everything in this current information age of digital computerized everything: Electrical power via the grid or batteries. All connected together wirelessly stored in a invisible virtual world that you physically cannot sense or even access without a computer. Everything in our world rests on that and that alone. Can be gone instantly quite easily..And that is VERY concerning.. At least with a physical book or magazine , I can still read and find information when the power is out. I keep a library of old car mags and technical manuals.. just for
  3. 20th century world / culture we knew and grew up in is dying off. The good magazine writers are gone just about. Subject matter is less interesting. Too many advertisements. Prices too high. Younger people and kids do not read physical books, magazines anymore.. Etc. My favorite was car craft for years because it was more geared towards us regular broke guys on a budget. Hot rod got to where it catered towards subject matter and expensive stuff I can't afford..I got tired of seeing silver / bare metal cars with overhyped LS engines and stupid huge rims or blacked out cars with huge turbos and
  4. I have this 66 Chevelle wagon roof and rear quarter section .
  5. Looking for the cardboard drive in diner display that came in the monogram "highway scenes " 37 Ford kit.
  6. Yeah. Having worked in the auto restoration field professionally , I've seen cars come in where things were replaced needlessly , sometimes well over 3/4 of the car would be new reproduction aftermarket parts...personally, I try to keep as many of the actual original parts as possible..flaws and all. Many cars are over restored..looking better than they were originally new. It's a misconception these things were perfect off the line..they were not originally show cars..but production cars. Next time you're at a car show and looking at those beauties, think and ask yourself: how much of what I
  7. Nice colors too. The stock flat hood is a unique touch.
  8. Man that turned out great looking . I've got several of these. Some from Ollie's too.. I can't see what you guys go on about them being a terrible kit..I see nothing wrong..it turns out great with some work..you showed it could be built . Just takes a thing called skill to do it. Which you have..I recently built the 72 GTO with no problem showing it too can be built. these kits are the same as they were when I was a kid 30-40 years ago. I've built the more recent revell 69 Nova..it was ok..but lacking in a challenge to my skills..given the choice, I would still buy the AMT kit here. Which I'm
  9. Built this one a year or so ago for a club contest..got what was left of a cut up Lindberg 53 Ford victoria body shell from a friend . Pieced it back together and used a hood from a AMT 56 Ford and custom pieces from the AMT 49/50 Ford kits. Found a Revell 89 Thunderbird SC parts kit at our club show in Memphis . Kit bashed the two together based on an old early 90s SAE magazine feature of a light blue AMT 49 Ford using the same Thunderbird kit. The 53 is similar dimensions as a 49 and I knew it work just the same to build a updated version of a 53 Ford. I used the complete chassis, engi
  10. This is the wooden ship kit I have..my uncle got a nice start on the hull. Looks likes it's all there but I don't know anything about these kind of kits..not my thing. So if interested, let me know.
  11. I have a wooden ship kit collecting dust. My uncle started on it but has since passed away..somehow I ended up with it. I don't build ships so I'll never do anything with it. I'll dig it out and get a pic later.
  12. Excellent work..I've considered this project as well , but wanted to do it as less damaged as it was before it was " wrecked" ..but can't figure out that wierd color. Looks like teal blue/green? They restored that real car ..which I thought was a mistake since so much had been replaced that little of the actual original car that to made that iconic jump is left. Shoulda left it as it was in it's "petty stock car" configuration .
  13. Thank you. That is neat. I had thought about scratch building my own. But that is a much more attractive alternative . It would cost that much just in evergreen material to build it.
  14. Man ,I dig the car crusher. You scratch build that? I've thought of doing the same..buy a bunch of old prebuilts and weather and wreck em up..much easier than using new kits since most of the paint and assembly is already done.
  15. Thank you. The color is Valspar 84230 Rugged.. I picked it up at Ollie's ..I think Lowe's might have it too.
  16. Lol..ohh that's wayyyy off man.lol..all these years and you're the only one that's ever asked about it. I thought somebody finally figured it out.. Ive only built one chopper ( military cobra I think) and that was well over 30 years ago.
  17. Thanks for following along on the build and comments guys! This kit really isn't all that bad and turns out real nice. Just takes some experience skill to tackle the problems . I've got 3 more of these and already have the final look of my next one planned out.
  18. Not sure if the earlier releases had it. from what I gather , the tooling has been changed around and mixed up. I know the recent orange one does.
  19. That's a secret. Only a true 80s kid would know.
  20. Thanks guys, I have more pics of it over in the under glass section.
  21. Yeah it comes with one. The wing is for a 70 model though . I modified it to resemble a 72. This kit is kinda a hodge podge mix. That's why it's difficult for some to build. Looks like it was a 70 then somewhat retooled as a 72 but mixed with the chassis and engine from the 67 kit..
  22. Thanks. What's curious about it?
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